Premier’s gong for years of hard work

WIELDING scalding hot metal, helping build fences with antique agricultural wheels and setting up an extensive blacksmith tool display, Sarah Tiller’s volunteer efforts in preserving Balaklava’s agricultural history will be formally acknowledged this evening, (May 19). Sarah (pictured) is one of three recipients of the Premier’s Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Volunteer Service which will […]

Protect your pets with ChipBlitz

ChipBlitz is coming to Balaklava on Saturday, May 29, offering $10 microchipping for dogs and cats. The service is available to all pet owners, including non-residents of Wakefield Regional  Council. They DO chip dogs, cats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and ferrets. They DON’T chip livestock, birds, or reptiles. WRC mayor, Rodney Reid, said council teamed up […]

Music festival return slated for 2022

The Burra Country Music Festival announced that they have postponed this year’s festival to 2022, citing COVID-19 restrictions and a drop in sponsorship as the contributing factors to the decision. “Most of the local businesses have been affected by COVID and our major sponsors AGL were cutting sponsorship down this year,” Burra Country Music Committee […]

Wool warrior

Washpool’s Sophie Reynolds, 20, competed in the New South Wales state final of the Merino Fleece Young Judges Competition at the Sydney Royal Easter Show on the weekend. Sophie qualified for the state final at the Walcha Show in 2019 while living in NSW and attending the University of New England in Armidale, where she […]

Ratepayers and residents riled up

A decision by Adelaide Plains Council’s (APC) council assessment panel (CAP) last month to grant approval for a horticulture development, which could see the construction of up to 10 greenhouses in primary producing broad-acre farming land near Mallala, has been met with strong criticism by the local residents’ group. Adelaide Plains Ratepayers and Residents Association […]

How does your garden grow?

 The community garden at Apex park needs your help. If you’d like to learn about gardening organically, obtain fresh fruit, veggies and eggs, help with chook care, have your own garden plot or just help out with gardening jobs, the community garden group invites you to attend its spring open day on Saturday, October 10 […]

Anti-dumping inquiry puts Clare Valley’s China export trade under threat

CLARE Valley’s $13 million wine export trade to China is under threat after last week’s launch of an anti-dumping inquiry and an investigation into whether Australian wine is being subsidised by the government. Federal trade minister Simon Birmingham said China’s Ministry of Commerce had announced the investigation after an application from its local industry. The […]

Lisa’s loyalty acknowledged

DUBLIN CFS volunteer, Lisa Bryant, was presented with a 20-year clasp on Monday, August 17 for services to the SA CFS. Lisa, who has been serving the CFS for almost 22 years, was the first female captain on the Light Group, and has held various roles in the Dublin CFS including (current) captain and secretary. […]

COVID curers?

Australian researchers are using alpacas to help in the fight against COVID-19, with the animal’s immune system proving to be a key to potential breakthroughs. Alpaca breeders, Andrew (pictured) and Cathy Chapman of Salter Springs, are keen to find out how their beloved animals might hold the key to prevent or treat COVID-19.      […]